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The Blissful Belle Guide to Cold Weather Skincare


Skincare is very important in a girl’s life. When your skin is healthy and glowing your confidence soars. Taking care of your skin can be easy if you’re savvy with your product selection.

As the weather gets colder, many of us have issues with our skin. Skin gets dry and flaky and sometimes can lead to breakouts. The buildup of dry skin can cause our pores to become clogged causing breakouts. These breakouts can occur anywhere on the body, not just on the face.

Your first thought when you have dry skin is to lather up with moisturizers. Put those products down and reach for a gentle scrub first. Getting rid of the dry, dead skin on your face and body and then moisturizing allows for healthier skin. Depending on your budget, there are a variety of face and body scrubs to choose from. Delicate facial scrubs include, St. Ives, Olay, Burt’s Bees and  Neutrogena. These products range from $4-$10 at your local grocery store, Target or Wal-Mart. If you’re a Busy Belle, Philosophy’s Hope in A Jar is an amazing exfoliating and moisturizing product all in one ($28,Sephora). For a girl with a little extra to spend, Jack Black Performance Remedy Body Rehab Scrub and Muscle Soak ($35, Sephora) is a great scrub and also soothes tired muscles.

Moisturizing during all seasons is important, but during the winter it is essential.  Finding a great, affordable moisturizer isn’t difficult. Olay, Aveeno, and Clinique have some of the best, most affordable face moisturizers ($10-$25).  These moisturizers give your skin a fresh, dewy glow. Some of these moisturizers are also tinted allowing you to have a gorgeous glow and keep skin from getting that flaky, make-up look.  Olay and Aveeno have amazing body lotions, as well as moisturizing body washes. These products range from about $7-$10. All of these products can be found at your local drugstore.

Almost everyone suffers from dry, cracked lips in the winter. To get your kissable lips back, try Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. Burt’s Bees also has tinted lip balm to add a little color (both around $7). Aveda Lip Saver ($8.50) is a terrific lip moisturizer with SPF 15. Also try Rosebud Perfume Co.’s Rosebud Salve ($6, Sephora). This salve can be used on your lips, elbows, knees or any other dry spots that need soothing.

If you’re able to splurge a bit on your products then IMAGE Skincare is the perfect choice. The products last for months at a time, so although you’re spending a little extra, you get a product that is great and long lasting (a little goes a long way). The only issue with purchasing these products is that they are not available at drugstores. Visit their website, http://www.imageskincare.com/, to find a location that is nearest you. The best part about their products is that they are paraben free and you can combine the different products to create a skin care regiment perfect for your skin.

If you choose to use other products than those listed above, make sure your product of choice includes an oil-base, instead of a water-base because the oil-base allows the skin to retain more moisture. Always make sure to moisturize daily and don’t forget your hands and feet. Try to find lotions that contain petroleum jelly or glycerin. Now you have all you need to beat your cold weather beauty woes and keep your gorgeous, glowing skin all season long!

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This entry was posted on October 11, 2011 by in Beauty, Happy Belle, Healthy Belle and tagged , , , , , , .
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